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Friday, July 2, 2010

My Circle Quilt

Last year our Guild had a challenge. We were given a bag with 5 items in it. We had to use 3 of the 5 and make a quilt 36" and it had to be a circle. I decided on a medallion style and instead of straight borders, I made them into a circle.
I really grew to love this quilt. I had used the inner border batik in another quilt, and had some left. So that became the basis for the color choices. The 3 items I chose to use were orange rick rack, multi-colored rainbow yarn and beads. I cut the yarn so I only used the yellow/orange section and attached it to the flower.
I decided to use each item in a single in each flower. I fused the flowers, but hand appliqued the vase.
This was my first attempt at this quilting design. I used 1" in the border and 1/2" inside. It's not perfect but I was encouraged and will definitely use it again.
I sold this to a co-worker who has it hanging in her breakfast room. Using embellishments is not something I ususally do (actually not ever - LOL) but I was really happy with the way this turned out.
Until next time, make something beautiful.
Karen

5 comments:

QuiltSue said...

It's wonderful. I bet you won the challenge. I do have a question though. When you quilted it, did you quilt over the applique? I can't quite tell from the pictures.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

You did a great job on your circle challenge. I never made friends with the stuff in my bag! You have such a great imagination.

Марго said...

How beautiful, I really like!

em's scrapbag said...

You did a beautiful job with this challenge quilt.

MamaT said...

I think your quilting looks great. Good job!